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The Fluffiest Japanese Cheesecake Anyone Can Make!

I have the pleasure of sharing The Fluffiest Japanese Cheesecake Anyone Can  Make recipe by Claire Ruiz, creator of Sumo Chef!

The Fluffiest Japanese Cheesecake Anyone Can Make | Sumo

I’ve recently had the pleasure of finding Claire Ruiz and her blog Sumo Chef. Claire and I share a love of desserts, and we have the same opinion of them too. They’ve got to be delicious and something worthy of sharing just like The Fluffiest Japanese Cheesecake Anyone Can Make! Now without further ado, take it away Claire!

My favorite part of the meal would have to be dessert! And when I mean dessert, I want something more than just plain ice cream or cookies. I’m talking about fluffy cakes! Out of all the cake, one can bake, I’ve got to say that the grand winner would have to go to the Japanese cheesecake.

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Your regular cheesecake has the mixture of sweet and tart flavors I love, but when you hear Japanese cheesecake, you’ll probably want to start drooling! I wanted to make a cake even fluffier than all the Japanese cheesecakes I’ve tried, so after experimenting, I whipped up the lightest and airiest Japanese cheesecake anyone can quickly make for their family dinners and potlucks!

The Fluffiest Japanese Cheesecake ANYONE Can Make!

The Fluffiest Japanese Cheesecake is light, airy, delicious, and can be eaten without the guilt. It’s got the rich and creamy taste with that tangy lemon flavor that you can eat during your diet.

The Fluffiest Japanese Cheesecake Anyone Can Make | Sumo

The Fluffiest Japanese Cheesecake Anyone Can Make!

Author: Claire Ruiz
The Fluffiest Japanese Cheesecake Anyone Can Make is beautiful, delicious, and healthier than a lot of desserts!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Course Dessert
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword: Japanese cheescake, cheesecake
Servings: 12


  • 6 large eggs yolk and whites separated
  • 260 grams cream cheese melted
  • 57 grams unsalted butter melted
  • 7 tbsp milk
  • 88 grams cake flour sifted
  • 2.5 tablespoons cornstarch Plus 1 teaspoon sifted
  • 1/4 tsp salt sifted
  • 1.5 tablespoon lemon juice Plus 1 teaspoon
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 165 grams granulated sugar separate by 55 grams and 110 grams


  • Prepare the equipment by spraying an 8×3-inch round cake pan with cooking spray. Also, preheat your oven to 325°F.
  • Mix the melted cream cheese and butter with the milk. Put it in the stand mixer, beating it until the mixture is smooth.
  • Add the sifted dry ingredients, 55 grams of sugar, egg yolks, and the lemon juice to the cream cheese mixture. Beat the mixture again until it’s smooth and without lumps.
  • Set aside the mixture and whip the egg whites this time, using a wire whip on medium speed. Once it begins to take the shape of a meringue, add 110 grams of sugar and whisk it until it’s glossy in texture and has increased in volume with medium peaks.
  • With a spatula, take a dollop of the meringue, folding it using your hand and adding it to the cream cheese batter, slackening it. Repeat with a third of the meringue mixture, cutting and folding it in smooth and gentle motions.
  • Remember to cut the center all the way to the bottom and fold the cream cheese batter over the meringue, blending it well. Keep on repeating and adding more of the meringue mixture until it’s well blended. The batter should be light and airy at this point.
  • Pour the batter into your cake pan and add the cake pan to another baking dish, large enough to hold your cake pan (it can be a lasagna pan). Pour hot water into the other baking dish until the sides of the cake pan are covered. Be careful and do NOT add any water to the batter.
  • Bake the cake for an hour at 325°F then reduce the temperature to 320 degrees F, baking it for ten more minutes. After that, turn off the oven and leave the cake for about 30-45 minutes, doors closed. Decreasing the temperature is important to get the right fluffy texture.


This recipe is from Claire Ruiz, the creator of Sumo Chef.


Serving: 12gCalories: 232kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 5gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 117mgSodium: 154mgPotassium: 89mgFiber: 1gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 543IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 46mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.

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Here are some pro tips to follow to achieve this fluffy cheesecake:

  • If you want to store the cheesecake, be sure to do so properly and in the fridge. I would recommend you to consume the Japanese cheesecake within three days Store it in an airtight container if you have leftovers or plan to serve it the next day.
  • You’ll be using cream cheese, but don’t let it sit out! If you leave cream cheese outside while preparing the other ingredients, it will get spoiled. Prepare all your ingredients before the cream cheese to prevent it from sitting out at room temperature for too long.
  • Follow the instructions very carefully, adding the exact amount of ingredients and doing the steps according to how I described it. One tiny slip-up can cause a change in taste or texture!
  • For a sweeter taste (and a better look), sprinkle powdered sugar on top of it. I prefer my cheesecake plain, but you can pair it with fruits beside it as well (avoid adding heavy toppings as this would ruin the look of the cheesecake).

 Thank you, Claire, for an amazing recipe that I am proud to share here. I hope you will show Claire some love and visit Sumo Chef for some more amazing recipes and cooking tips. If you have any questions or would like to share your tips about making the best Japanese cheesecake, then leave her a comment below.

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Author bio:

The Fluffiest Japanese Cheesecake Anyone Can Make | Sumo

Claire is the founder of SumoChef, and her passion is cooking. Her unique approach to cooking is the result of her varied experience and travel abroad. She believes that food is what actually unites people and the dining table is where we set aside our differences. SumoChef is where she finds expression to her passion and she hopes to be able to contribute to your cooking experience through this.

The Fluffiest Japanese Cheesecake Anyone Can Make | Sumo
Recipe Rating

Tommy's Mom

Wednesday 26th of May 2021

We were a little intimidated to try this cheesecake but I couldn't believe how easy it was to make and everyone loved eating it. Especially with a few strawberries on top.

Jane Saunders

Tuesday 6th of June 2017

I've been wondering what a Japanese cheesecake is for a while and now I know. That meringue component sounds like an intriguing and utterly delicious addition. Thanks Julie and Claire

Julie Menghini

Wednesday 7th of June 2017

Thank you Jane! I can't wait to try it myself!


Monday 5th of June 2017

This cheesecake looks beautiful. Is it really from Japan?

Julie Menghini

Monday 5th of June 2017

I know that there are "Japanese" Cheesecakes but I don't know where Claire is from.

Milena | Craft Beering

Monday 5th of June 2017

Definitely intrigued by this cheesecake! I could eat it as first course, paired with a spicy and floral Belgian farmhouse ale and then again as a dessert with some dark coffee.

Julie Menghini

Monday 5th of June 2017

Thank you! I think I'd join you with either way to enjoy it.

Katherine | Love In My Oven

Monday 5th of June 2017

I love the idea of a fluffy cheesecake!! Yum!! I've never tried a Japanese cheesecake but now I'm definitely going to! Thanks for sharing!

Julie Menghini

Monday 5th of June 2017

Thank you, Katherine! This was a new one to me too but very intriguing.

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